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In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 photo, visitors look at display cases at the "Forever Remembered" exhibit and memorial for the astronauts that perished on the Columbia and Challenger space shuttles, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time; NASA exhibit also honours 14 dead

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts — the first time, in fact, that any Challenger or Columbia remains have been openly displayed. NASA's intent is to show how the astronauts lived, rather than how they died.